D-lactate encephalopathy.

  title={D-lactate encephalopathy.},
  author={Joseph R. Thurn and Gordon L. Pierpont and C. W. Ludvigsen and John H. Eckfeldt},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={79 6},
Although D-lactate is not a product of human intermediary metabolism, absorption of D-lactate produced by abnormal intestinal bacteria can cause systemic acidosis in patients who have undergone gastrointestinal surgery, particularly jejunoileal bypass. In order to learn more about the prevalence of D-lactate encephalopathy, its occurrence in other disorders, and how well D-lactate concentration correlates with clinical symptoms, serum D-lactate levels were determined in several specific… CONTINUE READING